Saturday, August 6, 2022

Shea Moisture - Smoothing Shave Butter

Last week as I was walking through Riteaid I saw something new on the shelf a shaving butter from Shea Moisture for Men. This brand is under the Sundial umbrella of products which is a subsidiary of Unilever made right here on long island. I have used one other product from them a soap bar that is absolutely fantastic. They can be found in our local Stop N Shop. SheaMoisture is the legacy of founder and CEO Richelieu Dennis’ grandmother Sofi, who sold handcrafted shea butter soaps and salves in Sierra Leone to support her family after she was widowed at a young age. Sofi became known as a healer throughout the countryside and taught her recipes to Richelieu who is now the Founder of Sundial Brands which includes Shea Moisture, Founder & Chair Of Essence Ventures; Founder Chair of Social Mission Board. One can say this is one busy guy.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Shelby Shaving Company - New From Wet The Face

Today I'm excited to introduce a new themed shaving soap from the Shelby Shaving Company. No, we didn't change our name but as you may have already guessed I'm a big fan of the BBC series called The Peaky Blinders and this is my tribute.

Over time, we will continue to come out with a number of scents related to the series, and this first one is going to knock your socks off. The first offering is called Thomas Shelby's Signature Scent. An introduction to the complete collection. This intoxicating scent has notes of Sage, Lavender, Amber, White Woods, Leather, Cashmere, Tonka Bean, Bitter Almond, and Orris. We are not only proud of the scent but also the label design as well. A lot of time and effort went into the creation of both and we hope you enjoy them as much as we had making them.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Shaving & Talking 16

Today I'm using a shaving soap given to me by Doug of Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements also known as PAA. How this came about was I was asking artisans to donate anything they wanted to our giveaways on Facebook and Doug not only sent one tub he sent two one for me. How nice was that! 

This packaging is in a large Widemouth clear plastic tub with a white screw-on lid. The label graphics are well done with a made-in-Arizona feel to them. The tub has side labels that scream the Phoenix logo proudly Made in the US 4oz. 

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Shaving with Vanilla Tobacco The Tallow Version

Today we use something that is currently waiting on labels, the soap batch was made a week ago and now we are eagerly waiting for them to arrive I'm talking about Vanilla Tobacco. One of the best-selling tallow soaps we offer and is currently a favorite of men as well as women. The scent will stay with you a long time after your shave and if you get the aftershave lookout! I have women just buying the after-shave because they said their husbands won't let them use theirs. Whatever happened to sharing?

When you purchase the soap you will start to see it turn brown over time this is perfectly normal. You see when adding vanilla to any soap be it shaving or bar soap this is a natural occurrence. I use all-natural ingredients in our products and this is a direct result of that.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Nordic Skies From Wet The Face

Today I'm happy to announce a new product from Wet The Face called Nordic Skies, The scent on this is akin to Drakkar Noir. The fragrance is by Guy Laroche. It's an Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. Drakkar Noir was launched in 1982. The nose behind this fragrance is Pierre Wargnye. Top notes are Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Rosemary, Mint, Lemon Verbena, Basil, and Artemisia; middle notes are Juniper, Coriander, Cinnamon, Carnation, Wormwood, Angelica, and Jasmine; base notes are Oakmoss, Leather, Fir, Pine Tree Needles, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Amber, and resins.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Shaving & Talking #15 Featuring Brutis

Today's Shaving & Talking will be featuring Brutis our version of the classic aftershave Brut by Faberge. I think it's safe to say this was a big hit for Wet the Face the reviews on the website have been amazing customers really love it. It's basically spot-on as some have said and we couldn't be happier. We are currently thinking of turning this into a tallow version but that might be down the road some so stay tuned for that.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Captain's Choice Eucalyptus & Mr Warlock

This week we received a package from Captain’s Choice and inside we found a new aftershave called Eucalyptus. Also inside the box was a note explaining that the shaving soap is not available yet so with that information in hand I’m going to use my Mr. Warlock which is a Eucalyptus, camphor, and peppermint shaving soap. This shaving soap was such a hit I had to take it off the holiday release list due to the requests to make it available all year round. 

The focus is not on Mr. Warlock but if you want to witness the shave may I suggest taking a look at the YouTube video. I will however compare the eucalyptus scents which we took great pains in selecting for our shaving soap. I personally prefer our scent over the Captain’s but that’s not the complete story with this aftershave.